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  • snout prominent, cónical, overhanging
    mouth very long, suspended under head
    pelvic on belly, before D
    belly - no scutes
  • top jaw not extendable, rear end pointed
  • top jaw extendable, rear end expanded
  • shape variable
    fins without spines
    usually small adipose D
    C forked
    jaw teeth = strong, multipointed incisors
    < 90 lateral scales
  • mouth short, opens at front/slightly above
    pelvics before D
    scutes along belly
    A long base, 30-92